1-1 MaryEllen McFaul

Math- Module 4 builds upon Module 2’s work with place value within 20, now focusing on the role of place value in the addition and subtraction of numbers to 40.  Students study, organize, and manipulate numbers within 40.  They compare quantities and begin using the symbols for greater than (>) and less than (<).  Addition and subtraction of tens is another focus of this module as is the use of familiar strategies to add two-digit and single-digit numbers within 40.  Near the end of the module, the focus moves to new ways to represent larger quantities and adding like place value units as students add two-digit numbers.

 ELA- Unit 4- The Reader for Unit 4 is The Green Fern Zoo. The main character, Vern, introduces students to all different types of animals, from mandrills to puffins. While Vern is a fictional character, the information in the book is factual, making this an informational text. In this unit the students will be introduced to the concept of a syllable.   So far, students have encountered only single-syllable words in their Readers. In addition to the past-tense marker –ed, students will continue to work with nouns and verbs in phrases, and be introduced to adjectives. Students will practice identifying and marking nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Verb tense and the concept of past, present, and future will be discussed.

Religion- Lent
During the season on Lent the children will learn about different ways to grow closer to Jesus.  They will participate in discussions and complete projects to help them grow closer to God during Lent.  They children will also learn about the Stations of the Cross.   

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